Did you know that our papercrafting CD-ROMs can also be used to make fabulous jewellery gifts? Cathy Rumball, one of the Beader's Companion Design Team members, has been busy preparing both giftboxes and jewellery samples from the CD, so we thought we'd share her ideas with you...
First up, this beautiful necklace and earrings set has been made using embellishments from CD1 printed onto shrink plastic and then coated in gold Spray & Sparkle. To complement the designs, she has used gold chain findings (available from Beader's Companion) and some small beads from the Red/Crystal/Pink glass bead box. For the gift box, Cathy used Centura Pearl cardstock as well as backing papers and decoupage printed from CD1.
The next jewellery set has used a veritable mix of both jewellery and papercrafting tools and techniques. The charm bracelet at the bottom of the picture was made using the silver chain findings set, along with the Epiphany Round 14 tool, accessories and charms. The images have been printed from the Epiphany section of CD2. The necklace was made using a chain from the same silver chain findings set, adding to it with a Square 25 Epiphany shape and the co-ordinating Metal Charm setting. The box was made using Centura Pearl card, plus backing papers and toppers from the CD-ROM.
This necklace and earrings set is made from paper beads, printed from the Embellishments section of the CD-ROM. These have been threaded on to memory wire, interspersed with green and gold glass beads, gold pearls and gold findings. The box is made from Centura Pearl cardstock, with a Card Companion topper printed from the CD-ROM.
In a similar way to the first project we shared with you, this necklace and earrings set has been made using flower embellishments printed from the CD-ROM onto shrink plastic, coated with Silver Spray & Sparkle. They have been held together with silver chains and findings. The co-ordinating gift box was made from Centura Pearl card and decorated with elements from the CD-ROMs to match the necklace and earrings designs.
In the below project, Cathy has used a card rather than a box to display her gift (a co-ordinating bookmark). The card was made using backing papers and decoupage from the CD-ROMs. To make the bookmark, Cathy used a bookmark blank and added beads and an Epiphany charm, attached by silver Tiger Tail.
As you can see, there are so many different ideas out there - the CD-ROMs can't only be used for cardmaking - the possibilities are endless!
We'll be back later in the week with more inspirational ideas!